Earning Interest Cost is another reason why many companies are choosing Gigabit Ethernet over some rival technologies. "Depending on services required, a typical project such as this will run under $1 million," Bratelli says. "Dimension Data will tailor the scope of the project to ensure that the client is well within budget." Now that phase one is complete, Dimension Data is scheduled to add Internet access, e-mail and remote access via the Internet or dial-up, along with Cisco PIX firewalls and other security measures. Further down the road, the bank has plans to leverage the Gigabit Ethernet system to accommodate videoconferencing over IP and VoIP.Sounds like the network is paying some solid returns.
"Dimension Data and Cisco Systems stuck with us through every step of the project," reaffirms Horowitz. "They were more than just vendors, they became our partners in solving our present problems and by helping us plan for the future."